Independently Happy

I take happiness seriously. So you don't have to.

Look Beyond Imperfections

look beyond imperfections

Struggling with perfection is too easy. We get bombarded with images of perfection and feel inadequate when we do measure up. You could hire an airbrush artist to follow you around, or you could take Gerard Way’s advice and look beyond imperfections. Since we all love quotes (and since I’m curating hundreds of them for […]

Inspiring Happiness Quotes

Everyone loves quotes. Inspiring quotes adorn shirts, mugs, posters and email signatures. You know you want to be the one who shares the best quotes with your friends. We’re tired of the ads, though! Those quotes sites rain ads. This page is the ultimate source for inspiring and easily-shareable happiness quotes without all the ads! […]

3 New Years Resolutions to Ensure a Great Year

New Years Resolutions

Can we agree that New Years Resolutions are pretty much a waste of time? By February we’re feeling guilty for not keeping resolutions we didn’t really want to do anyway. If we really wanted to do whatever we’re resolving to do, we’d do it now instead of waiting for next year. Here are the three […]

Life vs. Stuff or The Problem of Too Much Stuff

too much stuff

Stuff is weighty. It weighs a lot. It’s one little figurine here, one little knickknack there. Maybe four or five hundred CDs in ten boxes everywhere. The problem with too much stuff is that it costs so much more than the money to buy it. The old proverb claims that “you can’t take it with […]

How Empathy Forms Calluses Instead of Callousness

empathy

The Virtuous Circles post got me thinking about calluses. Being an on-and-off guitarist, I know that calluses are a good thing. When I start practicing, my fingers quickly get sore. I can’t play guitar as long. As I develop calluses on my fingers, I can play guitar longer. Then there is the insensitive callous, the […]